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TED Talk: Mark Ronson on How Sampling Changed Music

“I can hear something in a piece of media and I can co-opt myself in that narrative or alter it, even.” – Mark Ronson Producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Christina Aguilera) appeared as one of the latest installations … Continue reading

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Still Breathing… Esthero’s “Breath From Another” Turns Sweet Sixteen

Flipher Overture… In a musical world pipe-lined by corporate businesses meant to drive record sales through mass-accessibility, truly honest records at the end of a musical fad are understandably difficult to come in contact with. Massive Attack and Portishead pioneered … Continue reading

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Concert Review: M.I.A. Plagued With Issues at Pittsburgh, PA Live Show, Comes Out On Top! – Stage AE 4/28/2014

Recently, I went to a Cults show where guitarist Brian Oblivion was visibly aggravated. Throughout the set, his mic was inaudible, Madeline Follin’s vocals were lost in the layers of guitar effects, and before their set a freezing crowd stood … Continue reading

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2020k Presents: An Interview With eyesix

“I sit at the familiar computer and try to sketch out an idea from my head and go through several drafts until I get the one to call the ‘final’.” – eyesix Deep in the heart of the Alternative Electronic … Continue reading

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Disturbing Video of Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina Being Attacked in a McDonalds

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot made a pit-stop at a McDonalds in Nizhny Novgorod before heading off to visit the penal colony where Maria was once imprisoned for Pussy Riot’s infamous punk prayer. While there, a group of … Continue reading

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Ghostly Updates: Com Truise Conceptualizes, HTRK Find “Blue Sunshine,” and Tobacco Fans Crash Hotline

Three recent creative outputs from Ghostly International have captured my ears and peaked my interest in the last couple of weeks. While I’ve yet to try the Ghostly Huron River Roast, these are three upcoming and released projects by some … Continue reading

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The State of 2020k blog

Hello there. I’m happy to share with you that over the last few months, I’ve been working on a project that is shaping up to be what will become my first full length record. More than a handful of songs … Continue reading

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